20th We passed through the locks slowly. I spent
the day in perusing an interesting work entitled
"Narrative & recollections of Van Demans Land
During a three years captivity of Stephen S Wright
together with an account of the battle of Prescot
in which he was taken prisioner; his imprisonment
in Cannda; Trial, Condemnation and transportation
to Australia. His terrible sufferings in the british
Penal colony of Van Demands and return to the
United States, with a Copius Appendix embracing
facts and documents relating to the Patriot war
now first given to the Public from the original
notes and Papers of Mr Wright and other sourses
by Caleb Lyon of Lyondale."
Among other things it gives an account of the execution
in Canada of several brave men for taking an
active part in the Patriot war among which were
"Col Von Schoultz, Dorephus Abbey, Daniel George
of watertown N.Y. And Col Martin Woodruff
A deputy sheriff of Salina Onandagua Co N.Y.
Von Schoultz was an Elegant Polish scholar, his
father was a Genoral in the Polish army fell covered
with wounds beneath the Towers of Warsaw, his
son attained to the rank of col under Napolian
and has been a residence in America several years
took part in the Patriot war in Canada, being deserted
by trators was hung by the british in Cannda."
The whole narative was interesting.
[FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Br Azmon Woodruff
gave him an account of my travels and an invit-
ation to meet me at father Woodruff, and write
me a letter direct to Boston
"Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)," September 20, 1844, The Wilford Woodruff Papers, accessed June 25, 2022, https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/documents/ecc5dc68-7194-47eb-835e-e12aafea7f1f/page/88860c99-f821-4f4c-84b5-698887028266